‘Jacob and the Sea Beast’: Netflix to Produce New Movie From ‘Big Hero 6’ Director

Chris Williams, the co-director of Disney’s wonderful Big Hero 6, is making his solo directorial debut with a CG animated film produced by Netflix. Williams is penning and directing the animated adventure movie Jacob and the Sea Beast, which Netflix will produce for release on its streaming platform. Netflix continues to be one of the most ardent […]

How Trump exposed, exploited, and embodied the cult of billionaire ‘big philanthropy’

Oliver Contreras-Pool/Getty Images Author Anand Giridharadas believes elite-led philanthropy fueled the rise of Donald Trump.  In his new book, Giridharadas argues that Trump exposed the hypocrisy of wealthy philanthropists, then used it to beat them at their own game. Giridharadas predicts that Trump may face a powerful reckoning as citizens begin to take charge of their […]

China’s ‘Big Brother’ surveillance technology is impressive and chilling — but it’s not nearly as all-seeing as the government wants you to think

REUTERS/Bobby Yip The Chinese government is working to combine its 170+ million security cameras with artificial intelligence and facial recognition technology to create a vast surveillance state. The government isn’t quiet about its efforts, often playing up technological successes in state media to convince the populace of its impressive capabilities. But recent reports suggest that […]

‘Thank you for inspiring the next generation of women to dream big’: Read the letter JPMorgan top female execs just sent to the new NYSE president (JPM)

Brendan McDermid/Reuters JPMorgan’s most senior women sent a signed letter to Stacey Cunningham, the incoming president of the New York Stock Exchange, in appreciation of her career. Cunningham will become the first woman to run the exchange when she succeeds Thomas Farley later this week. From the leaders of one historic Wall Street institution to […]

UK claims of Russia spying on Skripals is a ‘big surprise’ – Russian Ambassador Yakovenko

UK allegations of Russian agents spying on the Skripals for the past five years are a “big surprise,” Russian Ambassador to the Britain Alexander Yakovenko says. Speaking at a press conference in London on Friday morning, Yakovenko was asked about a newly declassified letter by Downing Street to NATO claiming Russia has been hacking into the […]

Former federal prosecutor Joseph diGenova calls for Rosenstein’s firing on Fox News after Trump tells people to tune in to the ‘big show’

Screenshot/Fox News The controversial former federal prosecutor Joseph diGenova told Fox News’ Sean Hannity Wednesday night that Attorney General Jeff Sessions should fire Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “tomorrow morning.” Shortly before Hannity’s show aired, President Donald Trump promoted it on Twitter, prompting viewers to tune in. The knives have been out for Rosenstein since […]

Never mind Facebook, Google is the all-seeing ‘big brother’ you should know about

The Cambridge Analytica scandal put Facebook through the wringer in recent weeks, losing the company $ 100 billion in stock value and prompting a global debate on internet privacy. The social media giant was forced to apologize and overhaul its privacy and data sharing practices, but it still remains in the media spotlight and in […]

‘Big Little Lies’ Season 2 Brings Back Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravitz

Break out the wine: the Big Little Lies gang is officially getting back together. While we already knew that Nicole Kidman and Reese Witherspoon were officially returning for Big Little Lies season 2, now we have confirmation that Laura Dern, Shailene Woodley and Zoe Kravtiz are coming back as well. They join new cast member Meryl Streep […]

TV measurement is a ‘big fat mess’ – and billions of ad dollars are at stake

YouTube screencap The TV-advertising industry is wrestling with a massive challenge: how to measure the audience for its shows on digital platforms. Incumbent researcher Nielsen has been working toward a solution, but many network executives are dissatisfied. As more consumers watch shows on devices other than television sets, it only gets more complicated. Having solid measurement […]